Escaping from the office rat race is often cited as one of the most attractive aspects of starting your own business. No more rush hour commutes, no meetings that drag on, and no more projects landing on your desk at 4:55 PM on a Friday. Working at home, or taking […]
Conseils juridiques pour votre entreprise Avez-vous besoin de conseils juridiques généraux concernant les structures commerciales (incorporation, partenariats ou entreprises individuelles), les coentreprises, les accords commerciaux ou toute autre question juridique? Votre rendez-vous de consultation individuelle vous permettra de poser des questions juridiques et spécifiques aux besoins de votre entreprise à […]
It’s October, fall is in the air, and we’re joining in the national celebration of Small Business Week from October 15-21. This presents an opportunity to recognize the contributions entrepreneurs and small business owners make to the economy as well as our local communities. To mark the event, Small Business […]
Small Business Week is October 16-20, 2017 and presents a welcome opportunity to acknowledge the contributions entrepreneurs and small business owners make to the Canadian economy, and our local communities. Events are taking place around the country, including here at Small Business BC. Together with the Province of British […]
Steve Thorp, co-founder of Postmark Brewing and Vancouver Urban Winery, knows more than most about how to successfully launch a craft brewery. We asked him for his tips on how to break into the craft brewing scene.
As we approach the end of a summer that’s seen much of British Columbia affected by wildfires, small business owners have been forced to confront whether they’re prepared to survive an emergency. It’s only natural to shy away from confronting the worst-case scenario, but as a small business owner you’ve […]
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Approximately 80% of all businesses in Canada are family owned. Ranging in size from behemoths like Bombardier and McCain Foods Limited, to small mom and pop corner stores, these companies form the backbone of the Canadian economy and face the same challenges as any other. However, more personal relationships exist within a family business and create many different considerations, especially when things go awry.
According to Statistics Canada, the percentage of workers with multiple jobs has more than doubled in the last 40 years. A side job or “side hustle” is becoming a regular part of Canadian’s daily routine, with the internet ensuring all that’s needed is a laptop and an idea to get started.
From humble beginnings in his parent’s basement in 2011, Barry Hartman’s 505-Junk has become one of Vancouver’s great business success stories of recent years.